Posted on 07 November 2013
Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Kornspan Study Lounge were, from left: Jennifer Lefebvre, a student in the School of Law; Edwing Medina, vice president of the Graduate Student Association; Patricia Whitely, vice president for student affairs; UM President Donna E. Shalala; Susan Fleischner Kornspan and Scott Kornspan; Thomas J. LeBlanc, executive vice president and provost; and Bhumi Patel, president of Student Government.
As students at the University of Miami’s School of Law during the late 1980s, Scott and Susan Fleischner Kornspan liked interacting with undergraduate and graduate students—an activity that was easily facilitated by the school’s location on UM’s Coral Gables campus.
“I went to Georgetown as an undergrad, and I enjoyed my student life there,” said Susan, J.D. ’90. “As a law student at UM, I wanted to be on campus with the undergrads. For me, there was no demarcation of students. We were all at the same university.” Read the full story
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Posted on 06 November 2013
The Fall 2013 M2U newsletter highlights initiatives and achievements of the historicMomentum2 campaign and its dramatic beneficial impact on the U.
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Posted on 25 October 2013
Sheryl Borg crosses the finish line at Sun Life Stadium at last year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge.
As one of the more than 2,000 cyclists who will take to the streets November 2 and 3 for the fourth Dolphins Cycling Challenge, Sheryl Borg knows better than anyone the importance of supporting lifesaving cancer research and treatment programs.
Borg, director of decision support services for the University of Miami’s Information Technology department, has been the picture of health for the past 12 years after being diagnosed with and treated successfully for a rare form of uterine cancer. Read the full story
Posted on 11 October 2013
From left: Kyle Paige, senior development director of estate and gift planning, scholarship recipients Jamie Knee and Caroline Williams, and UM Women’s Guild President Michelle “Mickey” Knecht.
Students who took Lamar Louise Curry’s American history class at Miami Senior High School learned everything there was to know about the United States—from the Civil War and crash of 1929 to the Great Depression and Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
“She taught [U.S. history] from the very beginning and got you very involved,” recalls Janet Festinger, Miami High Class of 1948 and one of Curry’s former students. “There were other teachers who taught the subject, but everyone wanted Lamar because we knew we’d get the best education we could.” Read the full story
Posted on 04 October 2013
Nick Buoniconti, left, and his son Marc, center, are surrounded by honorees and leaders at the 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner.
Donations totaling $3.2 million from two well-known philanthropists will help fund a new round of human Schwann cell clinical trials as well as provide much-needed support for spinal cord injury research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
The impromptu gifts were made September 30 during the 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York—an event at which some of the greatest sports legends of our time joined celebrities, corporate leaders, and others to help raise funds for the comprehensive spinal cord injury research center dedicated to finding a cure to paralysis. Read the full story